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Injury and dysfunction usually diminish the cranio-sacral movement. Following compressive head injuries, strokes or a lumbar puncture, cranial motion can stop. Head trauma, stroke, birth injuries and encephalitis all can cause restrictions of movement within the brain and in the skull. This can result in asymmetrical structural changes throughout the whole body.

Many people seek cranio-sacral treatment following dental work because the pressure, pulling and force of dental work can cause a cranial misalignment. Poor dental occlusion can cause structural imbalances in the cranium via the jaw. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ: the joint of the jaw), and dental occlusion problems are best addressed
by a dentist who is familiar with a cranio-sacral approach.

Spinal misalignment and limb problems eventually cause misalignment of the cranial bones and pelvis. Cranio-sacral therapy works to help correct structural and neuromuscular imbalances as well as improve overall health and vitality.

Treatment techniques include gentle hand placement on the various skull bones and sacrum. Treatment can include work on teeth and bones inside the mouth with a gloved hand. Ideally a minimum of pressure (5 grams) is used to gently restore normal movement and position of bones. Find out more about cranio-sacral therapy at: www.craniosacral.com

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MovementWise Christine Inserra P.T.
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique & Feldenkrais Method
Physical Therapy serving Chicago and the Greater Chicagoland Area